Flames and Saki – October 2016

22 Oct

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse
6730 E Superstition Springs Blvd
Mesa, AZ 85206

Organized by: Bill and Sarah

This month we tried a local hibachi restaurant. You can either sit on the regular restaurant side or wait for a table at the hibachi grills. The wait can be long but they take reservations so that helps. We arrived a little early to take advantage of the happy hour that ended at 5pm but service was terrible in the bar and we barely got any drinks so we asked them to seat us early. Normally they are supposed to wait for the full party and we were still two shy, but they got us to a table. Thankfully they also honored happy hour prices at the hibachi tables. That was a nice gesture to help offset some of the bad service.

The food was really good and was pretty standard hibachi options that you find at any type of these restaurants. Our chef, Daniel, was funny and half of our group even got into the Saki shots, including Janice! There was a moment that I was worried that Jay was going to take all the Saki. 🙂

The downside of going to a place like this, is that it seems like everyone in town comes here for their birthday. I think we counted at least 8 times the birthday song played before we lost our minds. Ha!

Service was pretty quick except for the beginning of the evening at the bar and Janice and Pat’s initial missing wine order. I think they tried to make it up to us by giving us happy hour pricing on all our appetizers and drinks. That was a nice gesture and much appreciated. Besides the over-played birthday song, it was a fun night with food, good times, and friends.



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